Q&A: Get to know IRE Board President Cheryl W. Thompson

Cheryl W. Thompson By Julie Christie, IRE & NICAR The newly elected IRE Board of Directors named Cheryl W. Thompson president last week during the organization’s annual conference in Orlando. She makes history as IRE’s first African-American board president. Thompson first joined the board in 2015 and became vice president in 2017. She teaches investigative…

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Cast your vote for the IRE Board of Directors

Starting today, IRE members can vote online for the IRE Board of Directors and Contest Committee. Ballots will be sent to the primary e-mail as listed in your membership profile. So far, ten people have declared candidacy; seven of the board’s 13 seats are up for election this year. Three incumbents have decided not to…

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Consider running for the IRE Board of Directors, Contest Committee

2016 Board Election Schedule April 18 – Period to declare candidacy for the IRE Board begins May 20 – Deadline for candidates to file to appear on the initial ballot May 31 – Voting period begins, candidate statements posted online June 17 – Candidate forum takes place from 6:15-6:30 pm (CT) at the IRE Conference June 18 – Voting…

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Consider running for the IRE Board of Directors, Contest Committee

2015 Board Election Schedule April 13 – Period to declare candidacy for the IRE Board begins May 11 – Deadline for candidates to file to appear on the initial ballot May 18 – Voting period begins, candidate statements posted online June 4 – Deadline to get on the ballot (5 p.m. EDT) June 5 – Candidate forum at…

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Members to vote at CAR Conference to give student members voting rights

There will be a brief membership meeting at the Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference in Atlanta to vote on several changes to the Articles of Incorporation. The first of these changes IRE’s rules to allow student members to vote. Currently students and associate members do not have voting rights. IRE’s Board of Directors met in June and…

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Online voting begins this afternoon in Board of Directors election

Starting today IRE members can vote online for the IRE Board of Directors. Ballots will be sent to the primary e-mail as listed in your membership profile. We expect voting to open around 4 p.m. (Central). So far 13 people have declared candidacy; seven of the board’s 13 seats are up for election this year. To…

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IRE members win 2014 Selden Ring Award

Congratulations to IRE members Ellen Gabler and Allan J. Vestal of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for receiving the 2014 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting. USC Annenberg recognized Gabler and Vestal, along with colleagues Mark Johnson, John Fauber and Kristyna Wentz-Graff, for their series “Deadly Delays,” which investigated processing failures in newborn screening programs. From the…

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Seven members elected to IRE board of directors

IRE members elected seven new directors to the IRE board on Saturday evening at the organization’s annual conference in Boston. The newly elected members are: Manny Garcia of El Nuevo Herald, Sarah Cohen of Duke University, Mc Nelly Torres of the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, Rob Cribb of The Toronto Star, Stuart Watson of…

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Call for IRE Board of Directors candidates

Seven seats up for election on IRE board The filing period has begun for those planning to run for the IRE board of directors. Seven seats on the 13-member board are up for election. The election will be held June 16 at the IRE annual conference in Boston. The IRE board serves as the governing…

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